What's your zombie plan? (in Off-topic)

SimplyNic November 21 2007 2:25 AM EST

I always thought that everyone needs to be prepared for one thing or another and thought. "Hey... What about zombies? Not many people would be ready if they were to suddenly rise from the graves and such." Lets look at it this way... You're sitting around the house or at work then all of a sudden you see people running in the streets screaming as hordes of zombies start to take over the world. What would <i>you</i> do to stay alive?

My method would be to get some plate mail or chain mail armor, 2 swords, axes, or a maul and have at it. Because nothing is more fun when it comes to melee combat :D.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 21 2007 2:27 AM EST

When in rome...

I'd do my best foot draggin shuffle and learn to like brains.

drudge November 21 2007 3:26 AM EST

i would go rob and steal as much medicine, booze, cigarettes, ammo and batteries as i could get to barter with later. lots of quantities and real light weight...except the booze , but you get the idea. that stuff equals big payoffs when people fiend.

Maelstrom November 21 2007 3:26 AM EST

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] November 21 2007 4:16 AM EST

Get my dads samurai swords. Take a trip to tesco (walmart) and get some goodies. Then I'd live in my loft and wait it out :P

Aargh [Closer to the Stars] November 21 2007 5:13 AM EST

chuck1234 November 21 2007 5:20 AM EST

I'll print out the preceding photo and paste it prominently on some road-facing door or window; let them know I am armed and dangerous, that's the best way to stay safe.

IndependenZ November 21 2007 6:25 AM EST

I'd just raise my bridge.

Note: I live in a castle with a big moat. Zombie's can't swim, right?

QBJohnnywas November 21 2007 6:34 AM EST

No, but they can walk underwater. They're zombies remember? They don't breath. Then you're trapped inside your castle with lots of wet zombies. The smell will get you before they do. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 21 2007 8:18 AM EST

I'm joining Wasp in his loft. ;)

With every hot chick I can save on the way.

Gotta re populate the species, right?

Well I suppose this depend son fast/slow moving zombies.

Fast moving and I'm toast. I'll be the one coming after you.

Slow moving, and I'm picking up a claw hammer from the local DIY store, and some thick leather cloths and going to town. BAM BAM BAM. You don't really want sharp weapons like swords, as they take a bit of room, and you can only effictively stop a zombie by offing its head. A small (and light on your arm) claw hammer will do the same to thier brain pan. ;) And no zombie is gonna be able to bite through jeans/leather.

I'd make sure those hot chicks knew the zombies couldn't bite through PVC. ;)


QBJohnnywas November 21 2007 8:21 AM EST

You've spent a lot of time thinking about this haven't you GL?


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 21 2007 10:10 AM EST

Hell yeah. ;)

I've got a mate who is a total Zombie fanatic. ;) We discuss situations like this ever time we go to Lakeside ("I'd go to Millets, get myself a sweet Swiss Army Knife and other survival stuff, then to the cloths shops for leather gear. Where could we get a claw hammer from?").

QBJohnnywas November 21 2007 10:33 AM EST

Just make sure you've got one of those heavy duty maglites. And a large supply of batteries. They're heavy enough to crush some zombie skull. And you can do it in the dark then!

IndependenZ November 21 2007 11:28 AM EST

So my castle isn't good enough? I should be able to keep them outside of my walls though. Maybe pour some hot tar or something on their zombie heads.

But, if all that fails and the stench of wet zombies has become too much, I'll just grab my claymore and shining armor and join Wasp and GL.

With one blow I could cut three zombies in half, so we'll be alright. We have got to keep moving though, or else the hordes will close us in and overwhelm us! Wait... we need some kind of plan for that, something that can give us some space. Hmmm...

IndependenZ November 21 2007 11:34 AM EST

There are just too many of them!

AdminShade November 21 2007 11:37 AM EST

I'm joining IndependenZ in his castle and bring along with me my katana just in case some smart zombie enters it.

Aargh [Closer to the Stars] November 21 2007 2:36 PM EST

The problem with zombies is that there aren't any set rules for them.

Are they shambling corpses or runners? Can they jump? Do they cooperate with each other? Can they do simple actions like using a door handle, walking up stairs, or climbing a ladder? Can they plan and use strategy? Do they actively hunt humans or just kill the ones they happen to run into? Do they detect by sight, smell, hearing, or something else? And how well can they detect humans? How do they die? Headshot, decapitation, decay, starvation, or total destruction? Are they made by magic, a virus, radiation, some kind of technology, or because Hell is full? Do all dead people turn into zombies or do you have to get infected first? How do you get infected? Is the virus (or whatever is causing it) airborne, does it transmit through touch or do you actually have to get bitten by one? Do the dead rise instantly or does it take some time? How much of the world is already infected? Is it a contained outbreak or total apocalypse? Can we expect help/extraction, and if so how long will it take? etc. etc. etc.

IndependenZ November 21 2007 3:57 PM EST

I was thinking about Dawn of the Dead, Aargh. The original movie, not the remake. Hell's full, the dead shall walk the earth, that sort of thing.

So, slow zombies, can't use door handles (but will break through, with enough pressure from the horde), can't jump or use ladders, killed by headshot, decapitation or other heavy head injury. Bites infect you, so you can still die normally or by getting eaten by the zombies. It's a total apocalypse and I wouldn't count on anyone helping you (outside of Wasp and GL and some other survivors).

And with Shade-san and his katana, I should be able to defend my castle a bit longer. I have plenty of food, beer and water so maybe I won't join Wasp and GL after all. Do you have any idea how much fun it is to use a crossbow and shoot bolts at zombies from a high vantage point, like a tower?

AdminG Beee November 21 2007 4:02 PM EST

I'd join novice. Once you've eaten haggis, brain isn't too bad... Zombie 4

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 21 2007 4:07 PM EST

I'd...Grab my dads 30-06 and AK-47, and OBVIOUSLY my Swiss Army Knife.
Then i'd join Inde and Shade in their castle.
Enough said.

Lochnivar November 21 2007 6:27 PM EST

hmmm.... if free online games have taught me anything I'd have to go with the Barrett .50 Cal sniping rifle for zombie killing time.
(see Last Stand last stand for reference)
...with sufficient ammo and a good scope you could drop slow moving zombies from miles out...

But all things considered the notion of a plentifully stocked castle and attractive means to repopulate holds considerable appeal.

And really, at the end of the world all that matters is that you are entertained, right?

QBRanger November 21 2007 6:40 PM EST

Shotgun and duct tape.

Those 2 things can solve most problems.

Of course one will need a whole lot of ammo.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 21 2007 7:02 PM EST

Only one thing I would NOT do.

In case I have guns in my proximity, I would want NO ONE to be able to wield one at the same time as myself.

I fear the lack of accuracy more than zombies. And people tend to get frantic in emergency situations, which could result in the unfortunate addition of my limbs and a bullet. (or only one limb with multiple bullets, you get my point!)

No sense in getting shot the freaking PEOPLE when trying to fight the undead hordes.

Tyriel [123456789] November 22 2007 12:06 AM EST

"I should be able to defend my castle a bit longer."

All you need for that is a mouse. :)

*flings stick-men-zombies*

InebriatedArsonist November 22 2007 10:46 PM EST

While normal firearms are useful for dispatching small numbers of the zombie horde, sometimes you need to think a bit bigger.

IndependenZ November 23 2007 5:59 AM EST

You and your arsonist ideas :p You're not getting in my castle, that's for sure.

But I like the way you're thinking. Big!
/me adds this to his castle:

Wizard'sFirstRule November 23 2007 7:28 AM EST

you know, when things go bad, I usually turn traitor. sacrifice the wellbeing of all my fellows (in this case, humans) for my own benefits. So in the zombie scenario, that means kamakazi into them and get killed in the process, there will be another zombie to come get you all. One almost with a university degree at that!!!

AdminShade November 23 2007 10:45 AM EST

Too bad for you PainKiller, your brains won't help even you from remembering anything except for being a zombie...

Brakke Bres [Ow man] November 23 2007 11:16 AM EST

chainsaw and Chuck Norris.
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